LIST COMPILED BY HIS WORLDWIDE FAN BASE! Eric Clapton, the most admired British Blues and Rock guitarist of his generation, turns 70 on 30 March. Born in 1945 in the tiny country village of Ripley, Surrey, he became a professional musician in 1963 and never looked back. His 50 plus year career has given the world an unbelievable body of great music, memorable riffs, and some of the best live performances ever seen. Yet, for all of his success, he is humble and asserts he’s only the messenger.
Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and 19-time Grammy Award-winner Eric Clapton will release a brand-new ‘Best Of’' compilation, Forever Man, via Reprise Records on April 28th in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It will see release in the rest of the world on 11 May. With 51 tracks over three CDs, Forever Man spans three decades of Clapton’s Reprise Records years and features classic studio tracks and a Blues-themed disc. Included are Grammy Award-winning tracks “Change The World”, “Tears In Heaven”, “Bad Love” and songs from Eric’s Grammy Award-winning albums From The Cradle and Unplugged. Guest performers include B.B. King, J.J.
[Article updated with complete ticket purchase details] Concerts Mark 46 Years Since Clapton’s First Appearance at Storied Venue. Eric Clapton has announced two concert dates in celebration of his upcoming 70th birthday on March 30, 2015. The shows will take place at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden May 1st and 2nd, 2015*. This will mark the 46th anniversary since Eric Clapton, with the band Cream, opened the “new” Madison Square Garden on November 2, 1968.